New South Wales & ACT Australia

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Archives, Libraries & NSW Gov.

** NSW State Records  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/ Indexes online Census | Colonial Secretary | Convicts | Court‚ Police‚ Prison | Deceased Estates | Education & Child Welfare | Immigration & Shipping | Indigenous Australians | Insolvency | Land | Naturalization | Railway Employees | Registers of Firms | Street Names

** State Library of NSW http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

** STATE LIBRARY FREE DATABASE RESOURCES FOR NSW RESIDENTS

The State Library of NSW is giving local residents free, online access to thousands of local and international newspapers, journals, magazines, rare books and film trivia from the convenience of their home computer. Many of of the resources are not available free to the general public - including past issues of the London Times dating back to 1785. The resource ProQuest Australia and New Zealand Newsstand features over 25 newspapers, including currant and recent back issues of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph.

Users can also view transcripts from the ABC and BBC news and currant affairs programs, including the 7.30 Report.

For the history and literature enthusiasts, Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains over 150,000 digital, full text and searchable copies of virtually every work printed in English in the 1700s.

Registration: To participate you must be registered as a State Library client. Registering is very easy, you can apply online (Editor: I have registered and it is simple). You will need to allow up to 10 days to receive your Reader's Card before you can use the databases from home. http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm

** National Library of Australia http://www.nla.gov.au

** National Library of Australia Inter Library Loan Catalogue: Use this search facility to order books and microfilms from this library to your local library http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/ ( this service available to members at Casino & District Family History Group )

**(Casino Library)

** Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library  http://www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/library/

Asylums / Institutions / Schemes relating to Children

** Sydney Benevolent Asylum 1857-1900: Index to admissions & Discharges www.sydneybenevolentasylum.com

** Barnardo Children  For anyone researching these children  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au

** Working Boarders: The Boarding out Scheme in NSW 1880-1920 This paper of great interest to those with ancestors in institutional care as children. http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=commwkpapers

Births Deaths Marriages NSW & ACT

** Australian Capital Territory Deaths 1930 - 1973 www.ors.act.gov.au/bdm/WebPages/bdm_deaths.html

** NSW BDM Indexes online:  http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm

** New BDMs !! From 1st January 2007 BDM's now available for years Births to end of 1906, deaths to end of 1976, marriages to the end of 1956

**RYERSON INDEX: Death & Burial Notices 118 Newspapers   http://www.ryersonindex.org/

This is an index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers. It also includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries. Because the Index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society, it concentrates on notices from NSW papers, although some papers from other states are included also. Within NSW, the bulk of the entries are from the two Sydney papers, the "Sydney Morning Herald" and the "Daily Telegraph".

** Herald Sun Tributes/Obituries: Searchable index choose All time and can search all places. http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/obituaries/heraldsun-au/

** BDM Transcription Agent Marilyn Rowan NSW BDM transcriptions plus you can purchase Victorian BDM certificates which come with a typed transcript & a BDM certificate service for England and Wales. http://transcriptions.com.au/

** NSW Newspaper Cuttings - Alphabetical index for 1841-1987. 47,500 digital images mostly BDMs & miscellaneous events. www.familysearch.org go to record search "pilot"

Casino NSW

*INDEX OF 2340 FAMILY NAME FILES- Casino & District Family History Group  http://tinyurl.com/kmpfkn

** INDEX TO WEST OF THE RANGE JOURNALS, Areas covered: Bonalbo, Drake, Mallanganee Tabulam, Woodenbong, Yulgilbar in NSW Australia.  http://tinyurl.com/kmpfkn

Cemeteries

**Australian Cemeteries (all states:good)  http://www.australiancemeteries.com/

** Cemeteries Australia (different from site above) http://cemindex.arkangles.com/cemeteries.php

** Casino NSW Cemeteries: Cntact Casino & District Family History Group for lookups of - West Street Cemetery & Casino Lawn & Walls Cemetery - ph 0266625051 email  casdfhg@australis.net

** Tweed Heads: http://austcemindex.com/cemetery.php?id=439

** NSW Southern Highlands Cemetery Register, includes; Bowral, Joadja, High Range, Rowes Hill at Mittagong, Myra vale cemeteries fully transcribed and photographed. www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/southern_highlands/index.html

** Hawkesbury on the Net http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/

** Monaro NSW Burials http://www.monaropioneers.com/

** NSW Cemetery List www.ozgenonline.com/aust_cemeteries/nsw/index.htm

** Manly Cemetery NSW http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaspald3/manley_cemetery.htm

* Rookwood Field of Mars, Liverpool, & North Rocks Catholic Cemeteries www.catholiccemeteries.org.au

** Rookwood Independant Cemetery (Uniting, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Wesleyan)

http://www.rookwoodindependent.com.au/

** Rookwood Anglican is now on line at : http://rookwoodcemetery.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=59

** GRAVE SEARCH - NOW ONLINE!  Rookwood Anglican & General Cemeteries records are now online! you have to register but it’s free. http://rookwoodcemetery.com.au/

** Parkes Cemetery www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/community/1046.html

** Tenterfield Burials between 1968 and 2007 www.tenterfield.nsw.gov.au

Colonial Secretary Guide

** Colonial Secretary Guide Valuable source of information and history about the Colony and the State of NSW. It is now available online (including a searchable database of the Main Series of Letters Received, 1826-1982)  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au

Directories

**New!! on Ancestry Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1933 

** NSW 1850-1920 Listings of land, pastoral and mining records,  electoral rolls, directories www.ihr.com.au

** Sands Directories http://www.sydneyarchives.info

**1872 Grevilles PO Directory for Many NSW Towns : www.family.joint.net.au/content.php?mid=1

 

Divorce

** Online Divorce Index NSW 1873 - 1930 (now complete to 1923) http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?

Electoral Rolls etc

* Sydney Streets & Electoral Rolls 1903-1984  http://shops.ecorner.com/epages/sag.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/sag/Categories/Databases/Sydney_Streets_191

** NSW 1850-1920 Listings of land, pastoral and mining records,  electoral rolls, directories www.ihr.com.au

** New on Ancestry.com - Some Australian Electoral Rolls, this data base is being added too. ie. Victoria 1856,1903,1909,1914,1919,1924,1931,1936. http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1207&path=

Firms (Firms registered NSW & Persons in business)

** Owners of Firms Registered under the NSW Firms Act 1902  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/registers-of-firms

 

** Index of Registers of FIRMS contains name of firm, nature and place of business, date of registration and persons carrying on the business.  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online

Freemasons

** FreeMasons NSW & ACT   http://www.uglnsw.freemasonry.org.au/

Gold Miners

** Database of 20,000 goldminers who were mining for gold in New Zealand between Aug 1861 and Dec 1868 http://www.kaelewis.com/

Gen Web NSW

 

http://www.worldgenweb.org/~ausnsw/ This site is great for research

 

 

 

 

Gaols NSW

** NSW (updated) Gaol photographs Online index copies can be ordered online http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/gaol-records

Follow the links, this site includes Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Berrima, Biloela, Broken Hill, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Darlinghurst.

Intestate Papers  NSW

** Index to NSW Intestate Estate Case Papers 1821 - 1913 ongoing project:http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-to-deceased-estates-and-related-records/index-to-intestate-estate-case-papers

 Maps, Parish Maps, land listings

** NSW Land Parish Maps, properties and towns. www.lands.nsw.gov.au

** NSW 1850-1920 Listings of land, pastoral and mining records,  electoral rolls, directories www.ihr.com.au

Institutions /Schemes relating to Children

** Sydney Benevolent Asylum 1857-1900: Index to admissions & Discharges www.sydneybenevolentasylum.com

** Barnardo Children  For anyone researching these children this site is worth looking at. http://www.records.nsw.gov.au

** Working Boarders: The Boarding out Scheme in NSW 1880-1920 This paper of great interest to those with ancestors in institutional care as children. http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=commwkpapers

Naturalisations

http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=30

NSW Shipping Indexes

 * NSW - ALL SHIPPING RECORDS INTO NSW  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-to-immigration-and-shipping-records

(New!!!) NSW FREE SETTLERS, 1826-1922 at http://landing.ancestry.com.au/intl/au/settlers/default.aspx

Ancestry.co.uk has compiled the details of 8.9 million so-called "free settlers", or economic migrants to Australia "Australia's free settler heritage is often overlooked in favour of its more colourful convict past "

** (New!!!) Index to Miscellaneous Immigrantshttp://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-to-immigration-and-shipping-records/index-to-miscellaneous-assisted-immigrants

** Shipping Departures http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/immigration_2340.asp#Departures

** Shipping Shipwrecks Other sources http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/immigration_2340.asp#Shipwrecks

**  NSW - primarily  unassisted records from the 1850-80s, incomplete  Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

** Archives: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx - post 1923 immigration records

** NSW Emigration Schemes: http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/

** Mariners & Ships in Australian Waters: Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger, and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats; barques; brigs; large steam ships; whaling voyages; regular coastal passenger trips; voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotics.   http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/

 

Newspapers

** Yass Courier - Compiled by Sue and Mike Grieves

** Manaro Mercury - Compiled by Sue and Mike Grieves

** Tumburumba Times - Compiled by Sue and Mike Grieves

** NSW Newspaper Cuttings - Alphabetical index for 1841-1987. 47,500 digital images mostly BDMs & miscellaneous events. www.familysearch.org go to record search "pilot"

** Port Macquarie News Paper 1911-1915 Index http://members.ceinternet.com.au/rgowadsl/

** Sydney Morning Herald 1955-1990 now digitised and available online contains everything in the papers of the day. Browse and search the archive for FREE-although you must purchase a subscription to view the articals in full. http://archives.smh.com.au/

** Other / Place / Town websites

** Free Settler or Felon: Database details of pioneers of Newcastle/Hunter Valley area of NSW. So far 115,000 references, includes settlers, convicts, estates, farmes, church, schools, vessels, industry etc. as well as history of various towns and districts.  www.jenwilletts.com

** Hunter Valley http://www.huntervalleygenealogy.com/

** Monaro Pioneers www.monaropioneers.com/

* IRISH FAMINE MEMORIAL - Lists, by ship, Irish Orphans girls brought to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in the 1840s & 1850s (incomplete) http://irishfaminememorial.org/default.htm

Railways / Tramways

** NSW Gov Tramways / Railways Honour Roll 1914-1919  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/railway-employees/index-to-the-railways-and-tramways-roll-of-honour

** NSW Railway Personal History Cards Copy Service  (if born before 1900):  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/railway_history_cards_copy_service_12087.asp

** Index to NSW Railways Staff 1902 http://home.iprimus.com.au/bexleyboy/1902

** Nominal Roll of the First Railway Section (AIF) http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=7

Telephone Books Australia

** White Pages  Residential & Yellow Pages Business http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/index.jsp

 

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